This 1950 employee group photo was taken inside the new car showroom at its original location in Old Rockville at the triangle at Veirs Mill Road and Rockville Pike.
First Row: Lester Wilson, Alfred Fraley, Lewis Reed, Leo C. Murray, Arthur Watkins, Lee Gartner.
Second Row: Conway Wilson (3rd from left). Manning Howard. Phil Vetter, Guy Merry, Marvin Shultz (3rd from right), George Waters (2nd from right), John Burdette (far right)
Top Row: Lloyd McElroy, Nate Howard (middle)
The identities of the other employees in the photo are unknown.
A Warm Welcome to our Blog!
My name is Jeanne Gartner and I am the author of this blog. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville, Maryland for almost a century.
Reed Brothers was franchised as a Dodge dealership in October 1915; less than one year after the first Dodge automobile rolled off the assembly line. Lewis Reed and his brother Edgar, were the first to sell Dodge cars in Montgomery County Maryland. That made Reed Brothers the oldest auto dealership under the same family ownership in Maryland, and one of the oldest in the entire nation.
The blog highlights an historic timeline that showcases the company's history, how Reed Brothers Dodge came into being, and how the company overcame the inevitable changes and challenges throughout almost a century of being in business.
Business longevity is something to celebrate and share. I created this blog for readers to gain insight into our history and look back at what contributed to its success.
I look forward to sharing our family business history with you.
- Historic Timeline
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